Crossgates railway station (Fife)

Crossgates Fife railway station co-served the village of Crossgates, Fife, Scotland, from 1848 to 1949 on the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.

The site of the station, looking northeast towards Thornton Junction, in 1988
General information
LocationCrossgates, Fife
Coordinates56°05′28″N 3°22′17″W / 56.091°N 3.3715°W / 56.091; -3.3715
Grid referenceNT147895
Other information
Original companyEdinburgh and Northern Railway
Pre-groupingEdinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway
North British Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways (Scottish Region)
Key dates
4 September 1848 (1848-09-04)Opened as Crossgates
1 July 1923Name changed to Crossgates Fife
26 September 1949 (1949-09-26)Closed

History edit

The station was opened as Crossgates on 4 September 1848 by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway. It was originally a terminus until Dunfermline Upper opened on 13 December 1849. The station building and the signal box were on the westbound platform and the goods yard was on the north side, which served Mossend Iron Foundry. The station's name was changed to Crossgates Fife on 1 July 1923 to avoid confusion with the station of the same name in Yorkshire. The station closed on 26 September 1949.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 142. OCLC 931112387.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Dunfermline Upper
Line open, station closed
  Edinburgh and Northern Railway   Cowdenbeath Old
Line and station closed